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Thor: Ragnarok Honest Trailer Champions Marvel's Weird Side

With Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok arriving on Blu-ray and DVD today, it's the perfect time to reflect on this superhero blockbuster in a satirical way, with the new Honest Trailer for the third Thor movie. Typically, Honest Trailers tear bad movies to shreds, but they can be just as entertaining by skewering the movies that are universally beloved, like Thor: Ragnarok, which was both a critical (92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial ($314.2 million domestic, $853.8 million worldwide) success. If you still haven't seen Thor: Ragnarok, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

The Honest Trailer begins with narrator Jon Bailey (a.k.a. Epic Voice Guy) taking Marvel to task about its elaborate, and lengthy, new Marvel Studios logo that precedes each McU movie. The narrator goes on to state that Thor: Ragnarok represents a bold new direction that Marvel undertook for the Thor films: "not making them suck.
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Titan bringing Mickey Spillane’s “Mike Hammer” to comics!

To celebrate the centenary year of Mickey Spillane, Titan Comics have announced Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, a brand-new Hard Case Crime comic book series, based on a story originally written by Mickey Spillane and adapted by Max Allan Collins (Road To Perdition, Quarry’s War) – coming in June 2018.

Following his debut novel, I, The Jury in 1947 (which was also made into a fantastic movie in 1982), Mickey Spillane became one of the best-selling novelists of all-time, with more than 225 million copies of his books sold internationally. Famed, yet controversial for the depictions of sex and violence in his novels, Spillane created Mike Hammer, one of the most famous of all fictional detectives, and even starred as Hammer in one of the many movies made from his books.

Entitled “The Night I Died,” Titan’s new comic series is based on an unproduced 1950s Spillane screenplay. Now, with this new comic book series,
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Amazon schedule: Here’s what is coming in February 2018, including ‘The Tick’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

Amazon schedule: Here’s what is coming in February 2018, including ‘The Tick’ and ‘Mozart in the Jungle’
The Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Mozart in the Jungle” returns to Amazon for season 4 beginning on Feb. 16. Gael Garcia Bernal plays Rodrigo, the roguish conductor of the New York Symphony. In season 3, he and his troupe travelled to Venice, Italy to stage a new opera, “La Fiamma.” He clashed with Malena (Monica Bellucci), the diva at the head of the cast. Expect more fireworks this season as he back behind the podium in Gotham.

And the second half of season 1 of the rebooted live-action version of “The Tick” is set to stream on Feb. 23. Peter Serafinowicz plays the sassy superhero who says, “murder is just not cool.” The show is created by Ben Edlund, who introduced the character in comic book form in 1986. His comic was adapted into an Emmy nominated animated series that ran from 1994-1997 and a short-lived live-action version in 2001 that starred Patrick Warburton.

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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018

Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February 2018
Emmy winners Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) and Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) head up the new Hulu original series “The Looming Tower,” which chronicles the rise of Osama Bin-Laden. Also featured in this docudrama about the inter-agency rivalry between the CIA and FBI in the first part of this century are Golden Globe nominees Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. The first of the 10 episodes starts streaming on Hulu on Feb. 28.

Before then, Hulu viewers will get a chance to see another acclaimed docudrama, the film “Detroit” by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”). She reteamed with screenwriter Mark Boal, who also picked up an Oscar for “The Hurt Locker,” for this acclaimed film. “Detroit” documents the riots that beset the motor city in the summer of 1967 after the police raid an unlicensed bar on July 23 and arrest the 82 patrons and staff. Over the course of just five days, 43 people died
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Trailer for the Titan/Hard Case Crime graphic novel ‘Normandy Gold’

Check out this fantastic trailer for Titan’s new Hard Case Crime graphic novel, Normandy Gold, which goes on sale April 10th… Sex, violence and corruption collide in this gritty vigilante thriller from best-selling crime authors Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me) & Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me) – who recently received a Writers Guild Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Writing’ for her work on HBO’s The Deuce – with artwork by Steve Scott (Batman, X-Men Forever, Jla).

When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder investigation, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution and soon discovers a twisted conspiracy leading right to the White House.

Said Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin:

Normandy Gold was born of our mutual love of 70s movies. The gritty look, the relentless pacing, the deeply flawed heroes and the dizzying unpredictability of films like The Parallax View,
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Phil’s Top 10 [Cinema] Films of 2017

2017 has been, at least for me, a fantastic year for movies. There has been some great films in the cinema, on DVD and VOD and the film festivals we’ve covered have been jam-packed with quality movies. Which makes it Very hard to narrow down a list of the Top 10 of the year!

So, with that being said, I’ve decided that this year I’d split my picks into two distinct lists – the ten best films I saw in cinemas, be it at the local multiplex or at film festivals; and the ten best direct-to-market titles of the year, be they DVD or VOD.

Up first, my Top 10 picks of the cinematic releases of 2017 – in the order I saw them… And yes, even under this criteria, it’s still hard to pin down Just a Top 10!

The Warriors Gate

(Screened at Frightfest Glasgow 2017) The Warriors Gate sees Jack (Uriah Shelton
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Crypt of Curiosities: Enzo G. Castellari’s Bronx Movies

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Escape From New York is one of the greatest genre films ever made. It’s lean, it’s mean, and it has an absurd premise and setting that’s just begging for exploration. It’s a bona-fide John Carpenter classic. And much like Halloween before it, it inspired quite a few knockoffs. From Sergio Martino’s 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) to Lockout (2012), Escape From New York has become a regular genre knockoff touchstone. But today, I want to focus on just two: Enzo. G Castarelli’s Bronx series.

The saga began in 1982 with 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Castellari’s attempt to blend Escape From New York, The Road Warrior, and The Warriors into one sci-fi actioner. The film is set in, well, the Bronx circa 1990, now a “no man’s land” where absurdly themed gangs run free and squabble over land without police interference. The skyline is intact,
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Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael

Josh and Benny Safdie to Remake ’48 Hours’ With Jerrod Carmichael
Good Time” filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have chosen their next project, and it’s a bit of a doozy. The Queens-bred filmmaking duo will helm a remake of “48 Hours,” the 1982 crime comedy starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Josh Safdie confirmed to IndieWire. “The Carmichael Show” co-creator and star Jerrod Carmichael will co-write the script.

48 Hours” was an early addition to the buddy cop genre, and an early big screen success for Murphy. The odd couple comedy tells the story of a cop (Nolte) and a convict (Murphy) who team up to catch a pair of cop-killers. The title refers to the fact that Murphy’s character, a former cop serving time for armed robbery, is released from prison for 48 hours in order to help solve the murders. The movie was originally directed by the illustrious Walter Hill (“The Warriors”), produced by Joel Silver, and starred James Remar and Annette O’Toole.
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With big-budget reboots and franchise sequels contributing to Hollywood's downward spiral at the box office, more studios are channeling their movie properties into diverse entertainment ventures including internet streaming and online gaming:

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Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script

Austin Film Festival Sticks to the Script
As Austin, Texas, continues to flaunt its clout as a filmmaking destination, its festival calendar grows ever more crowded, with newer events striving to carve out their own corners of the scene. But one of the city’s more idiosyncratic annual fests is also one of its oldest, and the 24th Austin Film Festival, taking place from Oct. 26-Nov. 2, has remained true to its initial mission — moving the spotlight from actors and directors to screenwriters.

This year, the fest has no shortage of Oscar-contending films scheduled to make their Lone Star debuts, from “Darkest Hour” to “Call Me by Your Name” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” as well as an opening night gala for “Lady Bird” with writer-director Greta Gerwig in attendance, and a closing night presentation of “Chappaquiddick” with screenwriters Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. Texas native Dan Rather will be on hand to discuss higher-ed documentary “Fail State,” and the festival
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10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew

10 Things About The Crow You Never Knew
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow

10 Things You Never Knew About the Crow
The Crow was a massive hit when the comic book tale was eventually released in May, 1994, but sadly, its star was no longer here to witness its success. The Crow is a dark, brooding, gothic, action filled meditation on revenge, justice, love, and the afterlife, strengthened with bits of dark humor and a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee, who was tragically killed in an on-set accident.

The Crow is remembered for Lee's brilliant portrayal of the movie's hero, musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to extract revenge on the Motor City thugs who murdered both him and his fianc&#233. A supernatural bird guides Draven through Detroit on Devil's Night, one year to the date after crime kingpin Top Dollar ordered his henchmen to kill the soon to be wed young couple. One by one, Eric makes his way through Tin Tin, Funboy, T-Bird, and Skank, until
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The strange sex scene of Supernova

Simon Brew Oct 9, 2017

Supernova is a film with a messy story behind it. And a very, very odd sex scene...

Supernova is a film that started promisingly. Originated in 1990 under the title of Dead Star, the idea – as pitched by writer William Malone – would be for something akin to Dead Calm, just in space. Dead Calm is a great choice of influence too, with Phillip Noyce’s out-on-the-water thriller using isolation expertly, as Billy Zane puts in one of his best, and most menacing, screen performances.

Dead Star was set to follow a similar idea, and that meant a modest budget at most – around $6m was cited – would be needed to tell the story of alien artefacts being brought back to Earth. Enquires were made of H R Giger, who duly did some concept art work to help promote the script.

MGM was the studio that bit, although it had ideas.
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Filmmaking Legends on How New York’s Era of Decay Sparked a Creative Revolution

Filmmaking Legends on How New York’s Era of Decay Sparked a Creative Revolution
In the 1970s and early ’80s, New York City embodied the revolution taking place in American cinema. It was brash and brutal, crude and powerful, sexy and grimey, and had a swagger that was unmistakable.

It was also a low point for the city. The Bronx was burning, crime was rising and city hall was broke. But even as respectable folks fled for the safety of the suburbs, New York became a canvas for talented filmmakers. From “The French Connection” to “Saturday Night Fever,” it posed as the setting of classic films that ushered in a new era of on-screen realism. It was the age of De Niro and Pacino, Scorsese and Lumet, talents who upended the sterile and factory-like approach to making movies that dominated the studio system.

It’s a revolution in filmmaking that’s over. Just as Times Square, the setting of “Taxi Driver,” has been replaced by a fantasyland for tourists, movies
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Parasite: Demi Moore’s delightfully shlocky film debut

Ryan Lambie Sep 22, 2017

It’s Alien crossed with Mad Max, and Demi Moore plays a lemon farmer. We look back at the 1982 sci-fi horror, Parasite...

All Hollywood stars have to start somewhere, and there are plenty of A-listers with low-budget B-movies in their early histories. A teenage Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in Critters 3; Kevin Bacon was a memorable victim in the original Friday The 13th. Then there's Parasite: a bargain-basement sci-fi horror that cheerfully slams together two popular 70s staples: Cronenbergian body horror and George Miller-style post-apocalypse. Oh, and Demi Moore makes her feature film debut as Patricia, who grows lemons.

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In a dystopian near-future, a clammy, bug-eyed scientist, Dr Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini, who looks like a gaunt, desperately-ill relative of Jeff Goldblum) tinkers away in his lab. His
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Austin Film Festival to Honor Walter Hill and Keenen Ivory Wayans

Austin Film Festival to Honor Walter Hill and Keenen Ivory Wayans
Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference will honor Walter Hill and Keenen Ivory Wayans for their extraordinary contributions to film and television, respectively, the festival announced Wednesday.

Hill, who will receive the Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award, wrote and directed notable films such as 48 Hrs., The Warriors, The Driver, Southern Comfort, Last Man Standing, Geronimo: An American Legend and Wild Bill. He also co-produced the sci-fi favorite Alien. Hill has contributed to television as well, receiving both the Emmy and DGA Awards in 2005 for his work directing the HBO neo-western Deadwood.

Wayans, who is also known for writing and directing several films...
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Austin Film Festival to Honor Walter Hill and Keenen Ivory Wayans

Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference will honor Walter Hill and Keenen Ivory Wayans for their extraordinary contributions to film and television, respectively, the festival announced Wednesday.

Hill, who will receive the Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award, wrote and directed notable films such as 48 Hrs., The Warriors, The Driver, Southern Comfort, Last Man Standing, Geronimo: An American Legend and Wild Bill. He also co-produced the sci-fi favorite Alien. Hill has contributed to television as well, receiving both the Emmy and DGA Awards in 2005 for his work directing the HBO neo-western Deadwood.

Wayans, who is also known for writing and directing several films...
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Walter Hill, Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

Walter Hill, Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference
Exclusive: Filmmaker Walter Hill and comedian/filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans are both being honored this year in Austin at the annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Hill, whose film career goes back decades with such films as The Warriors and 48 Hrs. and HBO’s Deadwood will be honored with the Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award. Wayans, who created, launched, and hosted the landmark 1990s variety series In Living Color, will receive Aff's Extraordinary…
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Funhouse (1981)

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Everyone needs an escape from time to time. A place apart from reality, where the strange whisper with the miraculous, and cheap trinkets are bartered with greasy denizens of the night. What better place to set a horror film than the carnival, where the potential for mystery awaits around every crimson tent and distorted mirror? If you’re so inclined, step right up and buy a ticket to The Funhouse (1981), the late Tobe Hooper’s wonderful tribute to the seedy shadowed world of carnies, caramel apples, and Universal monsters.

Released in March by Universal, The Funhouse underperformed at the box office, but critics (including Gene Siskel) admired it for focusing on suspense and thrills rather than gruesome mayhem. In a landscape littered with severed limbs and phallically inclined urban legends, Mr. Hooper used his genius to once again showcase the underbelly of the American psyche, this time with a major studio’s dollars.
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10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor

10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor
The drama outside of the ring has been like something from a movie, with each fighter bragging and boasting about what's going to happen when Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26. You've seen the press events, you've heard from the pundits, now there's nothing to do except countdown to the big day and binge watch these boxing movies. Yes, we've put together a list of 10 boxing movies to make you hyped for Mayweather Vs. McGregor, a real life contest the size of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In one corner, we've got the eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion, with 49 wins and zero losses, Floyd Mayweather! In the other corner, it's Ufc champion, mega-star, and pro boxing underdog, Conor McGregor. It's been called "The Money Fight" and with good reason. First of all, it will be a huge payday for both fighters. But furthermore, while
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